Ms. Dana Priest
The Washington Post
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Washington, D.C. 20071

Dear Ms. Priest:

As one of the agencies that failed to prevent 9/11, the CIA has a lot to answer for. But your June 9 article about Rep. Curt Weldon’s book, Countdown to Terror, relied on agency bureaucrats and a left-wing journalist in an effort to discredit the book. Among other things, you ignored the evidence in his book of Iran’s support and direction of an ongoing plot for a major terrorist attack on the United States. It is unprecedented for a high-ranking member of Congress such as Weldon to go public with information of this kind. He deserved to be taken seriously. Your article was superficial and even laughable. We expect more from the Post than parroting the views of those who have failed to protect America in the past.